China's economy grew at a faster than expected clip in the first quarter, expanding 4.5% year-on-year and On a quarter-by-quarter basis, GDP grew 2.2% in January-March, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed, compared with expectations for a 2.2% increase and a revised 0.6% rise in the previous quarter.
Analysts had expected gross domestic product (GDP) to expand 4.0% from a year earlier, quickening from 2.9% in the fourth quarter.
Recent data suggest the economy is rebounding after disruptions caused by the sudden lifting of COVID-19 curbs in December, led by consumption, services and infrastructure. The government has set a modest target for economic growth of around 5% for this year, after badly missing the 2022 goal.
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